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Established 1937


Last updated Oct 2020

Fishing the Greenstone & Caples?

Please be aware Fish and Game wardens do monitor and stay at the Greenstone hut and the Caples Hut so please make sure you have the correct licences. Non-compliance with Backcountry and Controlled Fishery Regulations is an offence under the Conservation Act, subject to a maximum fine of $5,000.

You will need:-

  • Whole Season Fishing Licence
  • Otago Backcountry licence Endorcement
  • And only during Feb and March in the Greenstone, a booking for the controlled fishery beat

When can I fish the Greenstone?

The fishing season runs from 1st Nov to 31st May and is only restricted in the Greenstone during Feb and March, when a booking needs to be made.
It is fly fishing method only but it is a world class fishing spot and anglers are welcome to come and stay at the hut.


Address: PO Box 1648, Queenstown, 9348

+64  021 942 328,

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